Learn how to change a few of the most common actor properties, such as color and opacity.
- [Narrator] All of our actors have a number of properties that we can change to suit our specific needs. To change any properties, all I'll have to do is click to select the specific actor. In this case, I'll just click to grab the top of my enclosure, here. And then I just have to navigate over to my Properties panel. I have a whole number of properties that I can run through and change here. A property that I will often change would be just color, let's say.
So, here I can change the enclosure half color from a white to, say, a yellow. And we can see that change automatically update in my workspace. Alternatively if I click on the little Color box here, I get a few more options and I can also select Other. And this will pop open my Colors window. Now I have a few more color options that I can choose from, and I can also navigate over to the Custom tab.
And here I can get more specific and throw in an exact RGB value, for example. And once happy, I can just say OK. Another property that I very often use or change is opacity, and this I can use to change the visibility or appearance to help show internal objects, for example. So I can just use the scroll bar here to reduce the opacity, and you can see the top of my enclosure becoming more and more transparent.
And this will show some of the internals of my object. Similarly, for all of my properties here, I can make whatever changes are necessary for my specific projects.
- Composer terminology
- Creating your first view and image output
- Changing actor and background properties
- Using the transform tools
- Inserting explode lines
- Adding textures
- Working with a Bill of Materials (BOM)